Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Different places in the Netherlands
Information / Communication
Publishing Of Information; Production And Programming Of Audiovisual
Publishing Activities
58.13 - Publishing of newspapers

150 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
22 November 2017
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2019


The Dutch publisher TMG (Telegraaf Media Groep), which publishes national and regional newspapers, magazines, and news websites, as well as being involved in radio, has announced the loss of 150 jobs by the end of 2019 due to internal restructuring following its acquisition by the Belgian Mediahuis and decreases in subscriptions and advertisement income. The job losses concern mainly administrative functions, as the acquisition has made many of them redundant. The restructuring further involves abolishing certain regional editions of the newspapers and discontinuation of some of its brands (e.g. websites) in order to concentrate on its main brands, which means some editorial jobs will also be lost.

Management has expressed the hope the job losses will occur through natural attrition. This restructuring follows earlier internal restructuring affecting 75 job losses prior to the acquisition due to cuts at the regional newspapers. TMG is owned jointly by Mediahuis, which publishes major newspapers in Belgium and the Netherlands (besides those published by TMG) and Talpa, the media holding owned by John de Mol, a major Dutch media entrepreneur.


  • 22 November 2017: fd.nl
  • 22 November 2017: telegraaf.nl
  • 22 November 2017: nrc.nl
  • 22 November 2017: tmg.nl


Eurofound (2017), TMG, Internal restructuring in Netherlands, factsheet number 92721, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/92721.